It is a Christmas to remember for Regina’s Stu Scheurwater.
The 34-year-old is Major League Baseball’s newest umpire having been promoted from the minors.
Scheurwater begins his MLBU career with 253 games of Major League experience, including 153 games in 2017, after debuting on April 25, 2014 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
After officially beginning in the minors on the 2007 Arizona League staff, Scheurwater worked his way through the Northwest, South Atlantic, Carolina, Texas, and Pacific Coast Leagues, working the 2012 Arizona Fall League along the way; in all, Scheurwater officially served six seasons in Triple-A, although he spent nearly the entire 2017 season at the Major League level due in part to what turned out to be a career-ending concussion suffered by Dale Scott during a game in Toronto.
It is expected the news will be official sometime in February.